Thursday, July 18, 2019

Painting on Fabric with StencilGirl® Stencils

Hello StencilGirl® fans! I’m Laura Fraedrich and I’m thrilled to be here on the blog to show you a recent piece I did with my George stencil

I have always loved fabric and have an extensive collection of it that keeps growing and growing. The funny thing is that I can’t sew to save my life. Many people have tried to teach me and are amazed at my lack of talent behind a sewing machine. I had an easier time learning organic chemistry in collage than I do trying to thread one of those things. I have major respect for anyone that knows how to operate a machine and create beautiful artwork with it because I am definitely not one of those people. Therefore I am left with piles of fabric that I don’t have much use for, unless I get out some paints and other supplies that I’m much more comfortable using and turn the fabric into a piece of artwork that can be framed and hung on the wall! 
For this piece, I used a black Jacquard Tee Juice marker to color in the spaces of my stencil, then used it to draw the firefly, clouds and mushrooms. I used Marabu Aqua Inks and a brush to paint the sky and grass, then used Posca markers to color the dog, firefly, mushrooms and clouds. I felt it needed some bling so I grabbed my Pentel Sparkle Pop gel pens (my new favorite pens) and added some glitter. Lastly, I drew some dots and highlights using my Uniball Signo white gel pen. I found a really cool double circle mat at Allard’s Art which completed my piece. 

Here is a close up pic where you can see some of the glitter from the Sparkle Pops. These pens are so cool!
This piece was inspired by a dragonfly that has been hanging around my yard for the last few months. Sadly my dog George who inspired my stencil design passed away this February. The dragonfly showed up shortly after and I like to think it is a gift from George to let me know he’s still with me. I miss him terribly, but am so happy that his spirit will continue to live on through my stencil design!

Happy Arting!

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